Here in blood-red Alabama, it seems many citizens have forgotten that Jack Abramoff, one of the most notorious figures in American political history, had a profound impact on our state's electoral process.
You might think that Alabamians would be calling for a complete resolution of the Abramoff affair. But you would be wrong. Many Alabamians don't seem to care that Captain Jack and his sleazy sidekicks have poisoned our government.
Now that Abramoff has been sentenced, some folks might like to see the whole ugly affair put to rest. But the Star says, "Not so fast."
It notes that deceptive actions by Abramoff and his colleagues sullied Alabama's electoral process and prevented progress in our state. Many unanswered question remain, in Alabama and elsewhere. And now is a good time to truly start getting to the bottom of the ugly House That Jack Built.
I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and work in higher education. I became interested in justice-related issues after experiencing gross judicial corruption in Alabama state courts. This corruption has a strong political component. The corrupt judges are (more...
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